We started charter fishing in 2003 and its one of our favourite types of fishing.
There is nothing like the anticipation on counting down to the next trip.
We have fished from Baltimore, Kinsale Red Bay, Kilmore quay Dunmore east and Wicklow.
All the boat fishing involves myself and Aidan as Joe and boats dont mix but we’re working on it
boat angling is very rewarding but sometimes its like an endurance test and you have to allow for that.Theres only one rule, no turning back till lines up… so its a hard place to test your sea legs.
As tempting as it is dont drink too much with your mates when your down there and on the boat the next day…. no up all nighters….
Eat a good breakfast before you leave and have all your traces made as tying traces on the boat will make you feel ropey.
After that just listen to your skipper and have your camera ready.
Your time on charter boats will be limited and with cancellations due to the weather are common, because of this we no longer pack a boat out with ten anglers. Instead we prefer to keep it to four or five max so your not always stuck in the sh*ty corner and to reduce tangles.
We are blessed that we have never been out with a bad skipper, and its a testament to the quality of Irish skippers out there. There are many more on our wish list and we will get out with them all some day.
There are many more on our wish list and we will get out with them all some day.